Controversy over tragedy has state leaders talking

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EDMOND, Okla. - Tonight, state leaders gathers to discuss a tragedy that is stirring up some controversy.

A long line extended outside of Fairview Baptist Church an hour before the forum was even set to begin.

Security checked all purses and bags.

Pastor Paul Blair said tonight was an opportunity for Oklahomans to hear the truth.

"People are tired of the political correct answer. This is not workplace violence, this was Jihadism and people want to know the truth," Blair said.

Blare rejects the notion that the beheading at Vaughan Food in Moore was more about race than religion.

"That's why he was crying out in Arabic, using Arabic slogans and beheading a woman. That's not a typical means of execution or murder for Americans, we typically shoot each other, " Blair said.